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Several Turkish right-wing nationalist parties are set to announce a new electoral political alliance today, Saturday, and nominate a presidential candidate on behalf of the alliance.

This movement is led by the Turkish “Victory Party”, led by the right-wing nationalist Umit Ozdag, known for his great hostility towards Arabs in general and absolute rejection of the Syrian presence in particular, and Arabs in general, on Turkish soil.

The new alliance is called “Alliance Ata” and the word “Ata” is taken from Atatürk, which is the title given to Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, which means “father of the Turks”.

This new alliance intends to nominate a candidate in the Turkish presidential elections on May 14, and it is Sinan Ogan.

It is noteworthy here that Umit Ozdag and Sinan Ogan had previously moved from the opposition Nationalist Good Party, led by Meral Aksener, who in turn, along with other leaders, had moved from the Nationalist Movement Party led by Devlet Bahceli.

With the announcement of this new alliance, there are officially 4 electoral political alliances in Turkey, each of which includes several parties, namely:
The People’s Alliance, which is a ruling coalition that includes the ruling Justice and Development Party and is led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, himself a candidate of the ruling coalition in the presidential election, in addition to the National Movement Party led by Devlet. Bahçeli, the leader of the Turkish nationalists, and another small Turkish party, the Grand Union Party, led by Mustafa Destigi.

The Alliance of the Nation, which is the main coalition of the Turkish opposition, which now includes 6 Turkish opposition parties, namely: the People’s Republican Party, which is the largest opposition party in Turkey, led by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the candidate of this alliance for the presidency of the elections, and the Good Party, led by Meral Aksener, and the Future Party led by Ahmet Davutoglu, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, a dissident from the ruling Justice and Development Party, Democracy and Progress Party, led by Ali Babacan, a former Turkish Minister of Economy, and a dissident from the ruling party, and the conservative Islamic Religious Prosperity Party, led by Temel Karamullah Oglu, and the Democratic Party, led by Gultekin Uysal.

Freedom and Labor Alliance, which includes several left-wing parties, the most prominent of which is the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party.

– Alliance ATA, right-wing nationalist, which will be officially announced today.

Allam Sbeyhat – Ankara

Source: RT

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